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Celtic team news: Youssouf Mulumbu hands Rodgers timely boost

Celtic team news: Youssouf Mulumbu hands Rodgers timely boost

Celtic will host Red Bull Leipzig at Parkhead on Thursday night as they look to keep their Europa League campaign alive.

The Bhoys currently sit third in the group but would go level on points with their opponents if they were to record a victory.

The two sides met a fortnight ago, in which the German side ran out 2-0 winners, and Brendan Rodgers will know his side will need to improve if they are to get a positive result from the game.


And, it appears he could have been handed a huge boost ahead of the meeting with the Bundesliga giants.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference via the club’s official Twitter account, Rodgers revealed that Youssouf Mulumbu is available and will be back in the squad.


The midfielder has been on the sidelines for just over a month with an injury, however, his return will help aid their chances of qualification.

Scott Brown, Jozo Simunovic, Leigh Griffiths and Cristian Gamboa remain unavailable for the tie, whilst Daniel Arzani and Eboue Kouassi will spend the rest of the season on the treatment table.

The Verdict:

Mulumbu’s return will be a hugely positive boost for Rodgers and Celtic as they look to get a victory against Leipzig.

The Bhoys have had their troubles with injuries when it comes down to the midfielders, and the experienced 31-year-old should slot straight back into the side.

Celtic will know that they need to get a result on Thursday, so it would not be surprising to see the Hoops to play an attacking game as they look to keep their hopes of progression in the competition alive.

Celtic fans – thoughts?

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